Student Success Stories

Rebecca Riddle, Class of 2019

Rebecca Riddle Military veteran Rebecca Riddle knew that advancing her civilian career depended on advancing her education. Since earning her master's degree in information technology, Rebecca has been promoted to a leader of a large IT team.

"Completing my master's has opened doors I never thought possible. My career has flourished as a result and I have applied the principles learned during my UA Grantham studies to build more effective processes within my organization. As a woman in a male-dominated STEM environment, this degree has put me on par with many of my male counterparts in leadership positions and has encouraged others to follow suit."

Why UA Grantham?

University of Arkansas Grantham offered a veteran-friendly experience, a wide selection of degree programs and an environment that fostered learning and degree completion at my pace. I set out with a goal in mind and not only was UA Grantham able to help me meet that goal, but also exceed it!

UA Grantham offered me the flexibility to complete coursework on my schedule, from anywhere I was in the world. The professors always treated me like a human being rather than just another number on the other side of a computer screen.

The Support I Needed

By pairing me with a student advisor who I was lucky enough to work with through both my undergrad and graduate degrees, UA Grantham primed me for success. My student advisor answered all my questions, assisted me with building the right schedule, kept me on track and encouraged me when I needed it most. Her presence on this journey enabled me to be a better student and achieve the goals I had set for myself.

This Degree Has Impacted My Career

In the months since earning my Master of Science - Information Technology degree, I have earned a promotion and been placed in charge of a large team of systems engineers, network engineers, configuration management professionals and project managers. As part of this new role, I have been challenged to modernize processes within a newly developed division and my studies related to this degree have prepared me explicitly to lead the charge.

Rebecca Riddle, Master of Science, Information Technology

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